Alair Homes Forest Hill

Formerly Black General Contracting
General Contractors
731B Avenue Road Toronto ON M5P 2J9
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David from Perella Flooring Inc.
David from Perella Flooring Inc.
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

house renovation

Andrew and David are intelligent, articulate and very knowledgable in their respective field. They delivered a great product, their trades were very professional and worked well within the confines of our tight schedule. The tile work is some of the best I have ever seen. We had difficult patterns to work with and the work is beyond our wildest dreams. The tile installation was more than a drop in the bucket.... It was an ACE!!!

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Jeff from Toronto
Jeff from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Demo south wall hall over stairs to basement and rebuild

Andrew and Nuno brilliantly managed the demo and rebuild of our south wall with professionalism, kindness and quality. Nuno advised each time a new tradesman was arriving, when, what their name was, and how long they would be there. Nuno would then inspect each element and, on the rare occasion, if needed, would ask for elements to be redone if it didn't meet or exceed his standard. These are things that we may never have noticed, but gave us confidence that we where getting the best work, not just the fastest. The siding/roofer Chuck is the best I have ever come across. His work is outstanding and now we want to redo the rest of our house. The end result is perfect and exactly what we hoped for and value for the money. Andrews sensitivity with our budget was so appreciated. Highly recommended.

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Company Response

What a great review, thanks so much Jeff!

We really appreciate your thoughtful analysis of our service. And also appreciate you not being a little frustrated with Nuno's perfectionism. Sometimes things are done as well as they could be the first time and it is better to redo the moment you notice rather than later.
Cheers,

Sheena Brobyn from Toronto
Sheena Brobyn from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

Addition on our house

From our first initial visit with Andrew, to the end result, we were very impressed with Black General contracting. Andrew was able to provide us with ideas and insight into our project that helped guide us to make an addition that is both functional and attractive. He was able to stay within our budget, and was very fair with any add-ons that we decided on. His crew were friendly, considerate of the neighbours and tidied well each day. Aside from a few little loose ends, the job was done in the time frame provided. The workmanship was fantastic. We've had so many compliments on our new space! We'd use Black General Contracting again and have recommended Andrew and his team to many friends.

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Company Response

Thanks Sheena! Your project was an interesting one for us to tackle with the Access issues and sandy Beach soil. You were both an absolute pleasure to work with and the project organically grew into it's best possible form.
We appreciate the million referrals you guys throw our way!
Cheers,
BGC

Lorne from Old Toronto
Lorne from Old Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
10/10

windows, doors, floor renovation, etc.

I've known both the guys since high school but I wouldn't use anyone else, even if I wasn't their friend. In the end it comes down to trust with any company and I trust them completely. I'm in the process of using them now for some windows, floor renovation, and new doors. They're awesome guys and workers.

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Company Response

Working with friends and family is always a big debate over at BGC, but we managed one another's expectations and got the job done. Thanks for all those BBQ's this past summer!

Lorraine from Old Toronto
Lorraine from Old Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
8/10

cosmetic renovation of our house

They did a fairly major cosmetic renovation of our house (we refreshed the house from top to bottom and they also redid 4 bathrooms) after they were referred to us by our architect. It took longer than we thought it would but it’s hard to judge how much was caused by us and how much by them (the blame is shared on both sides). We were very happy with the work but they need to supervise some of their subcontractors while they're working (for example, we had a situation with the tiling company). They really should have checked up on it at the time instead of needing to come back afterwards to fix the situation.

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Company Response

Thanks for your feedback Lorraine, we appreciate your honesty. Sometimes adding to a project already in full swing causes delays that are hard to forecast. Since your project, we have spent a lot more time focusing on that forecasting.
I am looking forward to working with you on your porch this coming Spring and showing you our new systems!

Dan from Old Toronto
Dan from Old Toronto
2 reviews Old Toronto, ON
10/10

contracting work

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This is the oddest review I have ever seen, but that doesn't mean that I don't like it :)

Sonja Schroedter in Thornhill
Sonja Schroedter in Thornhill
1 review Thornhill, ON
9/10

main floor renovation

We had heard about them from a friend who used them and we compared prices with other companies, but their prices were comparable with others and we got a better feeling about them in comparison to others. They did a renovation of the main floor for us and I found them to be very friendly and knowledgeable. My only advice would be that sometimes a little more communication is needed in regards to what's going to happen that day.

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Company Response

Hi Sonja, Thanks for the review and we hope that you are enjoying your new main floor renovation! You did an amazing job with your kitchen design and were a pleasure to work with. Thornhill homes are definitely a treat after crumbling old toronto victorians. Communication is always one of the hardest parts of the job, and we have taken your feedback seriously. Once you are ready for your Master Bathroom you will hopefully find out!

Lisa from Toronto
Lisa from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

many jobs

When we first moved to Toronto we bought a home that was nearly new but we needed to make some changes, the most significant being that we needed to install a new stove that required a new venting system. They were recommended to me, I found them, they came, gave a quote, and since then I’ve used them many times for anything needed done in the house. What keeps me loyal to them is that clearly they know what they’re doing as far as construction and renovations. They have subcontractors that are top notch. If a mistake has been made they make sure it’s fixed immediately. I’ve never had to worry about the day when the contractors won’t call anymore. They're very responsive and their customer service is the best. I have and will continue to recommend them to others.

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Company Response

Thanks so much Lisa for taking the time to give us a review, and especially one as thorough and kind as yours! Regular maintenance for a home in Old Toronto be it a new build or a renovation or an addition is so important and your house appreciates your cognizance of this.

Daniel from Toronto
Daniel from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement, Bathroom, Laundry Room

We had hired a contractor (not Black GC) to underpin waterproof and dig out our basement and build it out, including a bathroom, laundry room, furnace room, new staircase and storage area. After a 3 months of delays and a general nightmare, we had a dug out basement that leaked and was not finished. Black GC came in to take over and finish the job and save us.

They were helpful throughout the process, giving us honest and helpful advice every step of the way. Their workers are thorough, clean and above all else, highly professional.

The end result is a beautiful basement, that is cozy, warm and dry. We couldn't be happier with their work.

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Company Response

Thanks for the stellar review Daniel!
Your job certainly was a challenge, but was a great opportunity to approach a job in a unique way. Everything turned out beautifully and yes, I still am very jealous of your entertainment system.

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Alair Homes Forest Hill (formerly Black General Contracting) has been helping turn houses into homes for families all across Toronto for years. Put our professional trades and exceptional standards to work for you. Our team will help you through the entire construction process to make sure you get the most ...
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